DIY Play Dough

The secret ingredient to this colorful dough is unsweetened soft drink mix. Prepare ahead, store in resealable food-storage plastic bags, and get ready for some imaginative play.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 32


cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
cup kosher (coarse) salt
tablespoon cream of tartar
package (0.14 oz) unsweetened soft drink mix (any color)
cup hot water
tablespoons vegetable oil
Additional Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour, if necessary

  • 1 In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, cream of tartar and drink mix. Pour water and oil over top of mixture. Stir or mix with hands until a ball forms. (If mixture is too “sticky,” add more flour until it comes together to form a ball.) DO NOT EAT.

Expert Tips

Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

Use any flavor soft drink mix to create different play dough colors.

To keep the play dough fresh, store in resealable food-storage plastic bags.